McCormick Tribune Ice Rink

November 19, 2021—March 6, 2022 (weather permitting)

Millennium Park, McCormick Tribune Ice Rink

Free Admission, Online Skating Tickets Required

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Millennium Park’s McCormick Tribune Ice Rink

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Skating at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park returns for its 20th anniversary season, open daily from November 19 through March 6 (weather permitting). Admission is free, but online reservation tickets will be required. Snacks and hot drinks will be available from Momentum Coffee. Additionally, DCASE will present free skating lessons (reservations required) from 8–9am on most Saturdays and Sundays from November 20 through March 6, 2022, teaching beginner and intermediate ice skating and hockey skills. Free lessons are made possible by the McDonald’s Active Lifestyles Endowment managed by the Millennium Park Foundation.



Admission is free, but online skating tickets will be required.



The ice rink is open daily depending on weather. Closures due to severe weather will be posted on Millennium Park's facebook and twitter pages. This information is not posted here.


Rates for Skate Rentals & Sharpening*

(Skate sizes start at childrens size 9 thru Adult 12)

$13 Monday–Thursday

$15 Friday-Sunday & Holidays

$10 Skate-aide (under 42 inches)

$9 Skate Sharpening

*+ $1 credit card processing fee per ticket/transaction

**all sessions have limited free/bring your own skate reservations available. If they are not visible they are sold out.


Skate Sessions Nov. 19, 2021—March 6, 2022

Regular Sessions Monday—Thursday:

Session 1: 11am-12:30pm

Session 2: 1-2:30pm

Session 3: 3-4:30pm

Session 4: 5-6:30pm

Session 5: 7-8:30pm

Weekend Friday—Sunday/Holiday Sessions Nov. 24–28, Dec. 17—Jan. 7, Jan. 17 & Feb. 21:

Session 1: 9:30–11:00am

Session 2: 11:30am–1:00pm

Session 3: 1:30–3:00pm

Session 4: 3:30–5:00pm

Session 5: 5:30–7:00pm

Session 6: 7:30–9:00pm

Online Ticketed Reservations Required. Reservation dates are released 2 weeks in advance of session date.

Limited walk-up reservations for those without internet access or credit/debit cards may be available based on capacity. You may have wait for next session with available capacity.


Learn To Skate

DCASE presents free skating lessons (reservations required), teaching beginner and intermediate ice skating and hockey skills.

Skate rental is Free for the lessons.

8–9am most Saturdays and Sundays, November 20—March 6, 2022

Free lessons are made possible by the McDonald’s Active Lifestyles Endowment managed by the Millennium Park Foundation.


Food & Drink

Snacks and hot drinks will be available from Momentum Coffee next to the skating rink. Open 10am-9pm daily.



Wheelchairs, electric and manual, are allowed on the ice.

For other accessibility questions please email


Pro Tips

A limited number of skate-aides (under 42 inches) are available for rent.

Storage for personal items is very limited, please plan accordingly.

A limited number of lockers are available for $1 to temporarily store personal items.


Please Read Prior to Registration

  • Please Note: Session capacity is limited. A select number of reservation types are available. If your reservation type is unavailable, please check back to see if spots open. Reservation types may sell out.
  • No Refunds. All Sales are Final.
  • No Transfer or changes of dates or session times – double check the date and time that you have selected, before purchasing your rental reservation. Reservations are tickets to a specific date, time and reservation type.
  • There is no waitlist
  • Session Cancellation - If the session you have reserved is cancelled by Management (weather, emergency, safety issues) you will be notified of cancelation via email. If you are considering making reservations, you can check social media (@millenniumpark) for cancelation updates. Updates will only be posted if the session is canceled. The website will also not allow bookings if it is canceled.
  • Check to see if your state has travel restrictions or fall under Chicago Travel restrictions.


Partnership Opportunities

For partnership and sponsorship opportunities at the ice rink, please contact the DCASE Partnerships staff.


Stay Connected

Visit us:

Millennium Park

Admission is FREE
Open Daily 8am–9pm
Welcome Center, open 9am-5pm (later during events)
Plan Your Visit Here

Find us:

Millennium Park, McCormick Tribune Ice Rink
Michigan Ave. btwn. Washington & Madison Sts.
Chicago, IL 60602

Public Transportation:


Take CTA to Millennium Park

From the elevated lines: exit at Washington/Wabash and walk east.

From the subway: exit at Lake (Red Line) or Washington (Blue Line) and walk east.

Served by buses 3, 4, 6, J14, 20, 56, 60, 124, 146, 147, 151, 157

For travel information, visit For fare information or to purchase fares in advance, visit




Additional Information

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Leadership Support by

Millennium Park Foundation